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Michelle Koszlowski desparately wantes to be a princess until her wish comes true and she discovers what a pain royal life can be.

The full collection of ten contemporary fairy tales is the second in the critically acclaimed series--puts a delightful new spin on classic stories and themes. Michelle Koszlowski desparately wantes to be a princess until her wish comes true and she discovers what a pain royal life can be. The Little Tailor brags to everyone about his bravery until a giant comes along and teaches him a lesson. Rapunzel is held captive in a high-rise apartment by an urban witch who owns a pizza parlor. A postmodern wolf refuses to eat the bratty Little Red Riding Hood and her sickly grandmother. Hansel is so obsessed with candy that he steals Gretel's piggy bank and runs off to the Old Witch's Candy Factory.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4166 KB
  • Print Length: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Meadowbrook (March 11 2014)
  • Sold by: Simon & Schuster Canada, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IGVHAIK
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,497 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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bookshelves: dreams, family, free, quick-reads, reveiws, yongsters

Just read this to my daughter, reasonably nice for a bed time story. Some of the words would be quite difficult for a young child to read themselves tho and it was a shame this didn't have any pictures.

Bratty Michelle was fed up with her life, knowing that she should be entitled to having luxuries. But then when she goes and experiences what life is like on the other side, she realises her old life was better and lucky for Michelle all is forgiven and managed to come home, becaz family will always be there for you no matter what.
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By maria on Feb. 1 2015
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Good book fantastic. Great for bedtime stories. Read for good and happy stories. Kids will read this for fables and morals.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

~ I received a free copy of this book from SimonandSchuster dot com. It is also free on Amazon and in iBooks. ~

This book is from the "Newfangled Fairy Tales" series which is edited by Bruce Lansky. This series is a collection of revised fairy tales with new twists on older themes and even some modern characters. It includes the story of "...a beautiful princess who is put to sleep for 100 years because she is so cranky... and Hansel, who is so obsessed with candy that he steals Gretel's piggy bank and runs off to the Old Witch's Candy Factory."

This series is suitable for both male and female children from the ages of 7 to 13.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!

At only 20 pages it is a quick read and despite the fact that the target readership is children, this is also a great short tale for adults to enjoy as well.

The main character is a 'tweenage' girl named Michelle Koszlowski. This girl is like many other girls her age and she is 100% believable. She lives "...with her parents and her bratty little brother, Donald, in a gray house with white shutters. The Koszlowski house looked just like all the other gray houses with white shutters on Maple Street in Sheboygan, Michigan." Anyone who has ever visited (or lived in) modern day suburbia will recognize what Michelle's house looks like.

Michelle is very similar to some modern day tween girls I know. She doesn't like her house; she thinks it's too "ordinary". She's lazy, spoiled and feels like it is her right to have everything she wants given to her immediately. In short, she's an annoying, spoiled brat.

Michelle wants to live the life of a Princess.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa12aa6c0) out of 5 stars Not amusing Jan. 14 2015
By J. Zartman - Published on Amazon.com
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I love the idea of "newfangled fairy tales," and I admire the desire to teach contentment at home. However, I found it difficult to relate to the main character or feel any sympathy for her "plight." She makes childish demands of her parents, refuses to help with simple chores, snubs her little brother, and in general acts like a spoiled brat. She then visits relatives who live in a castle in Poland and balks at the expectation that she behave with civility and eat the food that's offered. In the course of the story she learns to appreciate her parents and brother, which is commendable, but the whole thing lacks warmth and humor.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa12aa90c) out of 5 stars Spoiled little girl Dec 6 2015
By KT - Published on Amazon.com
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I downloaded Newfangled Fairy Tales Book #2 "The Girl Who Wanted to be a Princess"for free with my Kindle App. This was a sample book to the full collection of ten contemporary fairy tales is the second in the critically acclaimed series. Michelle Koszlowski is unhappy with her life and even though she is embarrassed by her parents has no problem always asking them for money to buy what she wants. She didnt like her house, cleaning her room or even baby-sitting her little brother she in fact hated any kind of work. One night after throwing a fit and exclaiming she wanted to be a princess, amazingly her parents reveal to her that in fact she could get all the wonderful thins she longs for, as they have well-off family in Poland who would love to meet her. After finishing the rest of the school year she set off to Poland to live the life she feels she deserves. It took no time at all for her to find out that the finer things in life come with more responsibility of your actions and that she would be in tutoring, training and required to eat " finer foods". She did not like this one bit and ended up going back home within a few day.

In my opinion I didnt like the way the message was delivered in this story.It seem to me there was a spoiled little girl that thought she didnt have to do anything, who was lucky enough to get a chance to go see what the life she thought she deserved was really like and then didnt like that either. I appreciated the message though
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa12aa8f4) out of 5 stars True to life Aug. 2 2015
By Cheryl - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was more true to life in other situations as well, whether being a princess or wanting to live where the grass is greener.
It's a scary thing to be under someone else's control and finding out that things are not what you thought they would be. That's part of losing your mental innocence ... It's a hard lesson for many children to learn in all areas of life. The lesson far outweighs what they had to go through. Appreciate what you have and just work for what you want.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa12aabe8) out of 5 stars Entertaining & educational Aug. 2 2015
By Charles van Buren - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
My daughter loved LITTLE BAD WOLF AND RED RIDING HOOD so I read her this story by the same author. She likes it even more. The moral of the story is great, particularly for girls fascinated with the Disney princesses.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa12b00d8) out of 5 stars we really like this book for our daughter Feb. 1 2016
By Keo & Nina Thongsavanh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
we really like this book for our daughter. she likes it too because of the story lines. its a good book to teach kids. we received this at a discount/free price for honest review